In Africa, Protecting Community Lands Is Good for People, Peace and Profit

Governments, companies and investors benefit when they recognize the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

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A Health Care Bill Congress Can Agree On

A new law could illuminate a path for how two increasingly divergent and distracted political parties can promote meaningful innovation in health.

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Not So Fast? People Are Standing Up for Obamacare and Repeal May Be Slowing Down

The new administration's momentum around repealing the Affordable Care Act has slowed. Here's why that shouldn't surprise us.

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Burness Joins “Business Backs Low-Carbon USA”

Burness joins 700 companies in asking President Trump to commit to a low-carbon economy and implement the Paris Climate Agreement.

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The Human Cost of Conservation: “Yellowstone Model” Wreaks Havoc Abroad

In the highlands of north-central Guatemala, old-school conservation methods are causing serious problems for indigenous communities who have sustainably harvested and cared for the area for hundreds of years.

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And Now for Someone Completely Different…

Meet Danny Oran, Burness' first-ever Managing Director of Social Communication.

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Discrimination Makes Me Sick — Literally

Harvard professor David Williams explores the connections between racism and health. His research suggests that discrimination takes a physical toll on African Americans.

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Do Something About Something: Making Progress in the Age of Trump

After the November election, Burnesser Adam Zimmerman felt powerless. So he did the only thing he could think of to make that feeling go away: started working for progress in his own community.

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“Evicted” Book Review: Eviction Is a Cause—Not Just a Consequence—of Poverty

"Evicted" follows low-income families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. It's a must-read if you care about the growing inequality and poverty in the US.

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It Started in a Dusty Basement, Next to a 300-Pound Fish Fossil

Once an aspiring paleontologist, Burnesser Carol Schadelbauer reflects on how an internship at the Cleveland Natural History Museum led her to her true passion: helping scientists talk about their work so that others understand and care.

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